Africa Country Risk Views

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No IMF Deal In 2013

A combination of financial assistance from Gulf States and a lack of political resolve will ensure that the Egyptian government does not complete negotiations with the IMF this year. Whilst this may...

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Current Account To Stay In The Red

South Africa's current account deficit will remain sizeable over the coming years, with BMI predicting that it will be 6.7% of GDP in both 2013 and 2014. Inflows to the capital and financial account...

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Ceasefire Signed But Questions Remain

A ceasefire agreement between Mali's interim government and separatist Touareg rebels will allow Malian and UN forces to re-enter Kidal, the last town held by rebel forces. The deal is a necessary...

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